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SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport
SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step…

NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars

Nasa's MAVEN spacecraft has begun orbiting Mars, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from…

First 3-D printer sent to space station

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts…

Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up

Billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin to develop US-made rocket engines, in competition with…

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U.S. Airstrikes begin over Syria video U.S. Airstrikes begin over Syria

The U.S. and several Arab allies began a campaign…

Syrians flee IS group into Turkey video Syrians flee IS group into Turkey

Around 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey…

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Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise
Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise

Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a "supermassive" black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf…

Dial up a space taxi service?
Dial up a space taxi service?

Nasa has awarded its first private contracts for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

Boeing and SpaceX picked to ferry NASA astronauts
Boeing and SpaceX picked to ferry NASA astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from US soil and ending its reliance on expensive Russian rockets…

Extreme solar storm coming
Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions…

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Rare close-up view of asteroid over NZ skies
Rare close-up view of asteroid over NZ skies

Kiwi astronomers got a rare chance to witness an asteroid travel across the sky above New Zealand this…

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates similar to those that shape the Earth, which had long been thought…

Meteorite smashes into Nicaragua

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused…

Asteroid swings by Earth

An asteroid nicknamed after a maligned dog and with the potential to cause catastrophic damage will pass within 40,000km…

Asteroid to give Godzone 'near' miss
Asteroid to give Godzone 'near' miss

A newly discovered asteroid the size of a whale will fly by New Zealand tomorrow morning.

Satellite images show NZ much brighter

Night-time images captured by US defence satellites show a New Zealand much brighter than it was in the early 1990s.

Asteroid to pass right over NZ

A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth on Monday, and it'll pass just 40,200 kilometres over the top of New Zealand…

Five possible sites for comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it has drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever…

Explainer: How do satellites orbit the Earth?

Satellites in orbit are routinely used for communication, imaging and navigation - yet many people don't understand how…

Aurora's glory lights up
Aurora's glory lights up

A geomagnetic storm has sparked auroras around both poles - helping set up a stunning photograph taken…

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